Optic Blast! - Episode 15, June 2014

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This month on Optic Blast:

  • As per usual, The Optic Blast crew discusses the top news stories, reviews their favorite books, and generally goofs off.  

News:

  • DC gives colorists some lovin'

  • Gerard Way and Jake Wyatt enters the Spider-Verse

  • Enroll at Gotham High School!

  • Sales numbers for Rocket Racoon are bonkers!

Indie Spotlight:

Sponsor:

  • This month Optic Blast is brought to your host Bryan West. You can book commissions Here, and purchase prints of his artwork on his Society 6 page

  • You can also support us via our Patreon Page:

Reviews:

  • Fatale

  • Sex Criminals

  • Deadly Class

  • The Wake

  • The Wicked + The Devine

Opening Music:


Optic Blast! - Episode 14, May 2014

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This month on Optic Blast:

  • As per usual, The Optic Blast crew discusses the top news stories from May, reviews their favorite books, and generally goofs off.  

News:

  • The "Ant Man" shake up.

  • DC takes a selfie.

  • Alan Moore's crazy digital comics research project.

  • The Flash TV spot

Sponsor:

  • This month Optic Blast is brought to your host Bryan West. Bryan is trying to raise money to attend HeroesCon, and would be grateful if you purchased some of his artwork. You can book commissions from Bryan Here, and purchase prints of his artwork on his Society 6 page

  • You can also support us via our Patreon Page:

Reviews:

  • Batman

  • Original Sin

  • The Wake

Opening Music:


Optic Blast! - Episode 13, April 2014

This month on Optic Blast:

  • As per usual, The Optic Blast crew discusses the top news stories from April, reviews their favorite books, and generally goofs off.  

News:

  • Warner Bros. Movie plans!

  • Gotham TV show

  • Amazon buys Comixology!

Indie Spotlight:

  • Optic Blast shines the spotlight on Love Machine. For more info please visit the writers webpage and his blog

Sponsor:

  • This month Optic Blast is brought to your host Bryan West. Bryan is trying to raise money to attend HeroesCon, and would be grateful if you purchased some of his artwork. You can book commissions from Bryan Here, and purchase prints of his artwork on his Society 6 page. Artwork/Print Sample: 

Reviews:

  • Skinned 

  • Uncanny Avengers

  • Justice League Unlimited

  • Moon Knight

Opening Music: 


Intermission Music: 

by aivi & surasshu visit their bandcamp Here




Optic Blast! Book Club-Episode 11, The Fifth Beatle

Opening Music by:

Put a Jumper On
Living In The Future

Optic Blast! - Episode 12, March 2014

This month on Optic Blast:

  • As per usual, The Optic Blast crew discusses the top news stories from Feb(and a little bit of March), reviews their favorite books, and generally goofs off. 

News:

  • New Bruce Timm Batman Animation? Be still my beating heart.

  • Perplexing sales numbers from March, 2014.

  • Grant Morrison's BBC webcomic.

  • Whatever this fucking thing is?

BryanisaRobot.JPG

Indie Spotlight:

Sponsor:

  • This episode is brought to you by Manga Studio! If you are an aspiring comic artist or illustrator you really should be using Manga Studio, there are a ton of great programs for creating digital art but Manga Studio is designed specifically for Comic Artists. GET ON IT. 

Link: Get Manga Studio

Reviews: 

  • Rocket Girl #4

  • Hawkeye #17

  • Daredevil #1

  • The Wake #7

  • Velvet #4

Opening Music:

Ca Me Vexe
By Mademoiselle K

Optic Blast! - Episode 11, Feb 2014

This month on Optic Blast:

  • As per usual, The Optic Blast crew discusses the top news stories from Feb(and a little bit of March), review their favorite books, and generally goofs off. 

News:

  • DC announce MORE lenticular covers?! 

  • Lena Dunham to write for Archie Comics! 

  • Eric Stephenson's speech at the comic retailer's convention!

Sponsor:

  • This episode is brought to you by Manga Studio! If you are an aspiring comic artist or illustrator you really should be using Manga Studio, there are a ton of great programs for creating digital art but Manga Studio is designed specifically for Comic Artists. GET ON IT. 

Link: Get Manga Studio

Reviews: 

  • Winter Soldier #1

  • She-Hulk #1

  • The Punisher #1

  • Ms. Marvel #1

  • Mercenary Sea #1

  • Five Ghosts #9

Opening Music:

Stage 1 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 by Shnabubula - http://shnabubula.bandcamp.com/

Optic Blast! - Episode 10, Jan 2014

This month on Optic Blast:

  • As per usual, The Optic Blast crew discusses the top news stories from Jan, reviews their favorite books, and generally goofs off. 

News:

  • DC Cancels a bunch of titles! 

  • Comixology is the #1 grossing non-game app! 

  • Panel Syndicate announces plans to add more titles!

Sponsor:

  • This episode is brought to you by Manga Studio! If you are an aspiring comic artist or illustrator you really should be using Manga Studio, there are a ton of great programs for creating digital art but Manga Studio is designed specifically for Comic Artists. GET ON IT. 

Link: Get Manga Studio

Reviews: 

  • Sheltered #6

  • Wolverine and the X-Men #40

  • Deadly Class #1

  • Rat Queens #4

Opening Music:

You wanna touch it by Maldroid - www.Maldroid.com 


Optic Blast! - Episode 09, Dec 2013

This month on Optic Blast!

  • Apologies for the late episode, we recorded the show over a week ago and lost it due to a power surge(D'oh!).

News: 

  • We talk through all the announcements from Image Expo!
  • Star Wars comics going back to marvel

Sponsor: 

  • This episode is brought to you by Manga Studio! If you are an aspiring comic artist or illustrator you really should be using Manga Studio, there are a ton of great programs for creating digital art but Manga Studio is designed specifically for Comic Artists.GET ON IT. 

Link: Get Manga Studio

Indie Spotlight:

  • The Optic Blast gives a spoiler -free review of D4VE from Monkey Brain Press. You should buy it...Now!

Opening Music:

Les Breatfeeders

Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe
By Les Breastfeeders

Optic Blast! Book Club-Episode 07, Metaphysical Double Feature

  • The Optic Blast Crew talks about two books this month in a sort of Metaphysical Double Feature. The shows starts with a discussion of Ales Kot and Riley Rossmo's Wild Children. Then we move on to Flex Mentallo by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly 

Next Episode we will discuss: King City!

King City
By Brandon Graham

Opening Music:

 

Endless Fantasy
By Anamanaguchi

Optic Blast! Holiday Spectacular!

  • 2013 in review: The Optic Blast Crew gets together to look back at 2013, and play some drinking games. This is a rough one...

    

  • Fav Series:

  • Fav New Series:

  • Fav Superhero Book:

  • Fav TV Series:

  • Fav collected edition or reprint:

  • Fav Xmas gift you have ever received:

  • What would you like to see more of in 2014:

  • Favorite Album:

  • Fav Writer:

  • Fav Penciler/Inker:

  • Fav Colorist:

  • Fav New TV Series:

  • Fav Cover:

  • What would you like to see less of in 2014:

  • Fav Single Issue:

  • Fav New Talent(or new to you):

  • Fav Superhero Film:

  • Fav Film overall:

Opening Music:

White Christmas by Bad Religion

Christmas Songs
By Bad Religion